Meals

Children have the option of bringing a packed lunch to school or having a hot school meal. All meals are eaten in the school hall.

 

Hot lunches

Steamplicity meals, including a vegetarian option, are provided by Chartwells and are prepared daily in our kitchen. Steamplicity is a unique technology, which steam cooks fresh food in minutes - locking in all the flavour and nutrients.

Hot meals cost £2.20 each and must be pre-paid prior to the ordering cut-off date for the week that they are required.

Please follow the link below to order meals and see the menus.

https://westsussex.mealselector.co.uk/pages/22/Welcome_to_the_West_Sussex_Mealselector.html

Free school meals are available to some children according to family income. 

It’s important to register for entitlement to free school meals, even if your child has a packed lunch – this is so we can receive additional funding (called the pupil premium) which we can use to help your child.

Children are entitled to Free School Meals if their parents, carers or guardians receive any of the following:

  • Income support
  • Income based job seekers allowance
  • Income related employment and support allowance
  • Guarantee pension credit
  • Child Tax Credit, but not Working Tax Credit, and an annual income lower than the limit set by the Government
  • Working Tax Credit Run On because you have ceased work or reduced your working hours to less than 16 per week

You can download a copy of the form from

www.westsussex.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=8748&utm_campaign=tt&utm_medium=click&utm_source=homepage

If you have any general questions about free school meals, please ask us at the Office or send an email.

Packed Lunches

Alternatively, children may bring a packed lunch.  This should be in a secure named container. 

A drink should be provided in a non-breakable container.  Packed lunches are eaten in the main hall.  Sweets, chocolate and fizzy drinks are not allowed – instead, we encourage lots of fruit, vegetables and water. Please do not include nuts in your child's packed lunch as there are children with allergies in school.

We try to reduce the waste we create in school, so prefer it if you can use re-usable containers for food, rather than lots of packaging.

It is a good idea to include an ice pack in summer to keep food cool.

Follow this link for ideas for healthy packed lunches

http://www.nhs.uk/Change4Life/Pages/healthy-lunchbox-picnic.aspx

Milk and Fruit

Every child is entitled to FREE school milk until their fifth birthday.

If your child is over five they are still entitled to subsidised milk.

We register all children under five for free milk when they start school. If your child is unable to drink dairy milk please let us know.

When your child reaches their fifth birthday they will no longer be entitled to free milk, however you can register them to continue to receive milk that is subsidised.

You can register your child by visiting the website www.coolmilk.com

For telephone enquiries please call 0800 142 2972

Children in Reception and Key Stage 1 receive a piece of fruit or vegetable or raisins each day.This is funded by the government. 22.11 (100)